An astrological horoscope is an excellent tool for gaining knowledge about your karmic issues this lifetime, but it also shows, in symbolic language, areas of your life where you may be out-of-balance or "lopsided," as mentioned in the above quote.
Edgar Cayce gave many readings that included the need for the person to work toward gaining a balance in the physical, emotional, and spiritual life.
With all the technology you now have at your disposal—everything from smart phones to social media—it is more difficult than ever to maintain a balance in your life. In this online mentored course, you will be exploring your horoscope as a WHOLE, using several different approaches. When viewed as a whole, you can begin to see the areas of balance, and more importantly, the areas of imbalance. With this knowledge, you can search for activities to help bring more equilibrium into your life.
When first learning astrology, the process is to analyze the different parts of the chart - you "pick it to pieces" and study each piece individually. This is an important and necessary first step: taking the horoscope apart, planet by planet, sign by sign, and house by house, in order to fully understand each of the building blocks of astrology.
Summary of the 4-week Experience
Week One: Elements
In Week One, you will take a general look at the idea of elements and element balance in astrology. You will be introduced to certain character traits and element combinations along with how they may form major configurations in a horoscope. The concepts of Singletons and Dualities will also be introduced.
Week Two: Modes, Qualities
In Week Two, you will learn about the three Modes (Quadriplicities or Qualities) and will discover the balance or imbalance as well as the dilemmas they may bring in your life. You will also be introduced to the different configurations that can be made by the modes including the T-Square and the Grand Square (Grand Cross).
Week Three: Shapes
In Week Three, you will learn about the different ways for dividing the horoscope circle, in order to find the areas of the chart most occupied by planets and the themes those areas represent. You will also examine several aspect patterns and shapes that can be made by the configurations of the planets.
Week Four: Other Possible Whole-chart configurations
In Week Four, you will be introduced to a few other features in a horoscope that can indicate strong themes. Topics will include the importance of the first responder, polarities, the angles, unaspected planets, and stelliums.
You will be provided with (online):
- A copy of your own birth chart.
- All the information you will need. (i.e. written materials, audio, and video)
- Questionnaires and inventories to complete, along with some experiential exercises to enable you to understand your unique astrological symbols in a more creative and non-verbal way.
You will (online):
- Read/listen and/or watch in an online classroom environment, and work through the exercises provided.
- Respond with your reactions, feelings, and questions by posting in the online classroom.
- Receive responses to your postings by your mentor, Raye Mathis.
is a member of the faculty at Atlantic University where, among the courses she mentors, are her Spiritual Crisis and Symbols and Mythology courses. Her column, The Astrologer's Corner, appears in the A.R.E.'s Venture Inward magazine. Raye is an experienced teacher, workshop presenter and has over 35 years as a conference speaker. She is a former member of the A.R.E. and the AU Boards of Trustees. She has maintained an on-going astrological counseling practice for almost 40 years.
How Do I Participate In an Online Mentored Course?
The day before your course starts, you will receive an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org detailing how to access and navigate your online classroom. You will also receive an invitation to join the workspace in PBWorks.
Once you're in the classroom, you will be able to visit your online classroom any time, day or night, 24/7, for the entire length of the course. You may participate at your convenience from anywhere in the world. There are no specified times that you have to be in the room. You decide when and how often you wish to participate.
In the virtual classroom, you will have access to written and audio or video materials prepared for you by your mentor. Every Wednesday, your mentor will post a lesson along with exercises for you to practice during the week. Posting is very similar to sending an e-mail, except that all the messages are viewed within your virtual classroom. You may post your thoughts, questions, and experiences on the "wall" of your classroom for your mentor and fellow participants to read and respond to. In this way, everyone will benefit from one another's experiences and insights and the coaching offered by your mentor to individuals.